This thousands of years old healing method is based on traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the understanding of the connection of the symptoms of the surface of the human body with the internal organs. It claims that the entire surface of the skin is interwoven with pathways that also have internal connections to the organs. Diseases of the internal organs can cause pain on the surface of the body, which is localized according to the dermatomes (a relatively well-defined area of skin that is innervated by a particular spinal nerve) of Western medicine. Conversely, stimulation of certain sites on the surface of the body can affect the internal organs. The soreness or location of a problematic spot on the surface of the body can identify and affect the diseased organ before serious disease occurs.

How does acupuncture work?

Another important concept is meridians. There are twelve of them in total and each is named according to the organ it represents, e.g. kidney meridian, lung meridian, etc. These pathways run through the body and carry life energy, known as qi (chi - vital energy). When qi flows harmoniously, it ensures a person's health, but disharmony in this energy can have a negative impact on physical and mental health. The meridians are interconnected and form a single network, so when problems arise we cannot focus on just one organ or pathway, but must address the whole body. Acupuncture focuses on restoring the energy flow of the meridians and heals in this way.

How is the acupuncture done?

This traditional Chinese healing method is based on empirical experience and uses thin needles to stimulate pre-defined application points on the surface of the body. These specific points are referred to as acupuncture points. When the needles are inserted into the acupuncture points, healing processes are triggered that help to restore the harmonious flow of qi, thereby promoting the health of the entire body.

It describes 2000 acupuncture points, which are pre-diagnosed and labelled. The needles are only applied to the superficial structures of the body and the depth of the puncture depends on the amount of subcutaneous fat that must be overcome. The application of the needles is limited in time.

Acupuncture indications

Acupuncture can be used alone or as an adjunct to other therapies.

It can be used for:

  • Phantom pains, migraines, toothaches, etc.

  • Diseases of the spine, joints, muscles, tendons

  • Diseases of the peripheral nervous system (sensory and motor disorders, neuralgia, etc.)

  • Diseases of the central nervous system (DMO, preictal conditions, stroke, hyperkinesis, sclerosis multiplex)

  • Diseases of the sensory organs (tinnitus, hypos, visual impairment)

  • Metabolic disorders (diabetes, gout, atherosclerosis)

  • GIT diseases (ulcer disease, hepatopathy, etc.)

  • Some blood diseases

  • Rheumatic diseases

  • Inflammatory diseases

  • Allergic diseases (bronchial asthma, polinosis, skin allergies - urticaria, eczema)

  • Visceral pathology (disorders of neurohumoral and metabolic regulation, disorders of cardiac, vascular, respiratory, digestive and excretory functions)

  • Some immunodeficiencies

  • Climacteric disorders, impotence, sexual disorders, genital disorders, sterility, painless childbirth, birth mechanism disorders

  • Adaptive and reactive disorders (general weakness, fatigue syndrome) - to stimulate the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis

  • Acute conditions as part of medical first aid

  • Traumas and their consequences

    and a lot of other diagnoses...

A total of 6-8 sessions are recommended, 1 per week.